Feb 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
started the broadcast, the civil rights struggle in this country. rosa parks became a huge figure in her own modest way when she took her seat on a montgomery, alabama bus in 1955. she couldn't know then that over a half century later her statue would be unveiled in the u.s. capitol. nbc's kelly o'donnell was there. >> ladies and gentlemen, the statue of rosa parks. >> reporter: history lived and history made. >> rosa parks' singular act of disobedience launched a movement. >> reporter: until today, until rosa parks, no african-american woman has ever been honored in this way. a statue among the nation's war heroes and presidents. >> ms. parks, alone in that seat, clutching her purse, staring out a window. waiting to be arrested. >> reporter: montgomery, alabama, 1955. on a segregated bus, parks took a stand, determined that she would remain seated, refusing the driver's order to make way for a white customer. her cause helped change the course of a long civil rights struggle. a legacy richly documented and carried on by a friend who was there. >> i admired this woman. i loved her. becau
Feb 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> rosa parks was born 100 years ago today. and today her birthday was referred to correctly as national day of courage. the postal service has issued a new stamp in her memory. and today at the henry ford museum in dearborn, michigan where the famous bus is kept, visitors were allowed to take a seat where rosa parks made history. >>> at a new york synagogue, ed koch was remembered as the quintessential new york mayor. it was an emotional service, especially during the remarks of the current mayor, michael bloomberg, who along the way mentioned koch's choice to be buried at trinity cemetery in upper manhattan. think about it, he said, a polish jew in an episcopal graveyard in a largely dominican neighborhood. what could be more new york or more ed koch? they carried the casket out of the church to the tune of the sinatra classic, "new york, new york." >>> lavonne "pepper" paire davis died, the inspiration for the gina davis character in "a league of their own," a movie that taught us all, there is no crying in baseball. "peppe
Feb 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
northwest of santa rosa. startling discovery, a triple homicide. the sonoma county sheriff's department was called to the home on rock station road after 3:00 this afternoon. our nbc chopper is on the scene and the investigators and deputies are on the scene down below where three men were found dead inside of a house. this is new video now just in to our newsroom. a sheriff's lieutenant says all the victims were shot to death. we don't yet know their identities or how they are related. we will continue to bring you updates on this case as we get them. >> now to another disturbing story, this one involving a teenaged girl apparently murdered. her naked body dumped in a fair field park. tonight we know who that girl is and police are hoping that a photo of her last known image will help lead them to her killer. jodi hernandez has been following the story since it first broke. jodi, it's hard to see the fphoo and video. >> reporter: police did identify that girl. they also released a chilling image taken of her just minutes before she was last seen alive. they are hoping that photograph w
Feb 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
rosa and in napa. yes, folks, this is not a major storm system. we are on storm watch and making a big deal out of it because of the lack of rainfall we have had in 2013. so rain is out there now.